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Does anyone think this guy can win? He is 8-0 with 7 submissions and that seems pretty impressive to me. And I don't think Huerta is as good as a lot of other people do since i have only seen him once, and none of his UFC wins have been against contenders. So what do you all think?

Post #1   8/13/07 12:33:08AM   

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I definitely think Crane has a chance.

Post #2   8/13/07 12:39:31AM   

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Idk much about Alberto Crane but according to Sherdog he hasn't faught since 2005 he may be rusty and unprepared for Huerta

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I think if anyone was more unprepared it would be Huerta, this fight is supposed to be another easy one for him which could make you not train as hard. But this is Crane's UFC debut, and if you are making your UFC debut i'm sure you would be as prepared as you can.

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i think he has a chance. like 20% chance hell win

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Huerta is going to train hard for this because he still is working his way up. Jardine was already a step or two away from the top when he took on Houston which was a perfect scenario for him to get over confident, but not Huerta.

Huerta still knows he needs to put up highlight reel finishes to keep moving up, so I think he will knock this guy out. Now if it goes to the ground I think this Crane guy will have a chance...but I have my money on Huerta knocking him out before it hits the floor.

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He has a chance but not too much since hes another undefeated yet new ufc fighter to make Roger seem like a better fighter then he is when he wins.

Post #7   8/13/07 2:13:24AM   

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Anybody can win on any given day. If you put two solid fighters together (and if they're in the UFC, they're both good fighters) than anything can happen. He's got a shot, but he needs to take it to the ground and work for a submission. Personally, I think Roger is overrated, but I still think he'll win.

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crane's height will be a problem against huerta IMO (5'5) huerta by GnP

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Posted by ffforgottenx

crane's height will be a problem against huerta IMO (5'5) huerta by GnP


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Huerta is 5.9

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Posted by ffforgottenx

crane's height will be a problem against huerta IMO (5'5) huerta by GnP


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Huerta is 5.9



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Huerta is a lean 5'9, Crane is a tiny 5'5, Huerta hits hard, Crane goes to sleep
5'5 is tiny

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I've been doing a ton of research on Crane, and he's a damn good ju-jitsu fighter. Here's some credentials:

Main Titles:
Explosion Champion (MMA) (2004) - USA
Ring of Fire Champion (MMA) (2004) - USA
King Of The Cage – Light Weight Champion (MMA) (2003) - USA
ZST Japan Superfight (MMA) (2003) - Japan
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world Champion (2002)
2 times Brazilian Teams champion (1999 and 2002)
Silver medalist on the 2000 Jiu-Jitsu Pan Ams championships.
Silver medalist on the 1999 mundials championships.

He got his belt from Gracie Barra in Brazil. He has an impressive resume, I'm wondering if Huerta can do this. Evans got his back, and I think if Huerta had a ju-jitsu black belt on his back, it'd be over.

According to most of the videos I saw of Crane, he's listed in the vids as 5'10". Crane is also pretty damn tenacious. Had a few fights where he was slamming some guy's head into the mat while he had him down and fully took advantage of creaming knees into the ribs of opponents as well, very tenacious.

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Posted by LR

I've been doing a ton of research on Crane, and he's a damn good ju-jitsu fighter. Here's some credentials:

Main Titles:
Explosion Champion (MMA) (2004) - USA
Ring of Fire Champion (MMA) (2004) - USA
King Of The Cage – Light Weight Champion (MMA) (2003) - USA
ZST Japan Superfight (MMA) (2003) - Japan
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world Champion (2002)
2 times Brazilian Teams champion (1999 and 2002)
Silver medalist on the 2000 Jiu-Jitsu Pan Ams championships.
Silver medalist on the 1999 mundials championships.

He got his belt from Gracie Barra in Brazil. He has an impressive resume, I'm wondering if Huerta can do this. Evans got his back, and I think if Huerta had a ju-jitsu black belt on his back, it'd be over.

According to most of the videos I saw of Crane, he's listed in the vids as 5'10". Crane is also pretty damn tenacious. Had a few fights where he was slamming some guy's head into the mat while he had him down and fully took advantage of creaming knees into the ribs of opponents as well, very tenacious.

That is some pretty impressive stuff. You just made me more confident in picking Crane. Does Huerta do BJJ?

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Huerta is strictly Greco-Roman wrestling, if I'm correct. To be honest, Crane's competition in the vids I've seen isn't world class, but he finishes pretty convincingly. And he sticks to his game plan. There are a number of strikers he immediately just catches the leg and shoots or just avoids standup altogether and gets the takedown.

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The only problem is, Huerta is very strong, and has a lot of standup tools.

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